Harrisburg, PA (February 11, 2019) - PSECU, Pennsylvania's largest credit union, proudly sponsored the 13th annual Pennsylvania Pink Zone, an event which aims to raise awareness, funds, and support for breast cancer research and empower its survivors. Marking its fourth consecutive year of support, the credit union again contributed $3,000 to the cause. This year's Pink Zone took place at the Penn State Lady Lions basketball game on February 10.
"At PSECU, we're more than a credit union - we're a community partner," said PSECU President Greg Smith. "That means that beyond providing high-quality financial products and services for our members, we also aim to help make our communities healthier, stronger, and more vibrant for everyone to enjoy. We're proud to partner with outstanding initiatives, like Pennsylvania Pink Zone, to make that happen."
During halftime at the Penn State Lady Lions game, breast cancer survivors in attendance were encouraged to go onto the court and make their survivorship - their length of time cancer-free - known to the crowd by each holding up their unique survivorship card. Their cumulative survivorship totaled 2,771 years, 4 months, and 26 days.
Friends and family of survivors were also given cards to personalize messages of encouragement for those they support.
Funds raised from Pennsylvania Pink Zone's year-round efforts support six organizations that work to provide breast cancer education, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, including the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, and Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Visit papinkzone.org to learn more.
"It's truly inspiring to see breast cancer survivors come together in a sea of pink on the court of the Bryce Jordan Center during half time, and even more so to hear the cheers of joy ring out when the total Pennsylvania Pink Zone survivorship length is announced," said Wyatt Troxell, PSECU's State College Regional Director. "PSECU is honored to be a part of this powerful reminder of why ongoing breast cancer research, education, diagnosis, and treatment is so important."
PSECU also supports breast cancer initiatives through an annual sponsorship of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference.
Opened in 1934, PSECU was founded by 22 ordinary people who made an extraordinary commitment to each other: To create a financial institution where pooled resources benefit all members. Today, we are a full-service credit union serving more than 450,000 members and have over $5 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial institution, our goal remains to help our members and their families achieve a better life. For more information about PSECU, visit psecu.com. View our Community Report Card to learn how we contribute to the greater good.